Chest (Pectoralis Major & Minor) Exercises

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Exercises


Triceps Dips with the Balance Board
Summary

This is a challenging triceps exercise using a balance board.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Shoulder: Front, Triceps
  • Equipment: Balance Board
  • Categories: Strength
Alternating Front & Back Shoulder Raise
Summary

This is a simple shoulder exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Biceps, Chest, Forearms (Wrist), Lats, Serratus Anterior, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Dumbbell Chest Press
Summary

Keeping your feet up on the bench allows this to be a more 'back-friendly' version of the classic chest press.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Shoulder: Front, Triceps
  • Equipment: Free Weights, Bench
  • Categories: Strength
Upper and Middle Back Stretch
Summary

This exercise is a relaxing way to stretch the spine.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Chest, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Pushups with the Exercise Ball & Exercise Band
Summary

This is a good exercise if you are not yet comfortable with pushups on the floor.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Chest, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Straight Arm "Pec Deck" with the Exercise Band
Summary

This exercise for strengthening the chest and shoulder girdle muscles is a bit more strenuous.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Shoulder: Front, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
The "Pec Deck" with the Exercise Band
Summary

You can do this chest exercise on the stability ball or on a more stable surface such as a stool.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Shoulder: Front, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Pushups with Thighs on the Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise requires good balance on the stability ball.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Chest, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Posterior Leg Raises on Hands and Knees on BOSU
Summary

Using the BOSU, this exercise targets the glutes (buttocks) and lower back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Balance
Sideways Knee Pull-In on BOSU
Summary

This exercise targets the abs and obliques, as well as increasing overall stability.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hip Flexors, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance
Single Arm Raise Balance Exercise on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise helps balance as well as shoulder and core strength.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Core, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Core, Balance, Pilates
Starfish Side Plank on BOSU
Summary

Advanced core stability and balance exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance
Jack-Knife on Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a great exercise to improve core strength and stability.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Serratus Anterior, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Advanced Push Up on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise strengthens the arms, chest and shoulders while increasing coordination and core stability.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Triceps
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength
Push Up on BOSU
Summary

The traditional push-up is taken even further by using the BOSU. Just like a regular push-up, your triceps and pectorals get a good work out, but by adding the balancing component of the BOSU, you are now working your core and stabilizers even further.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Shoulder: Front, Triceps
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core

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